The operation was linked to the robbery at Selfridges in London's Oxford Street and another at a jeweller's in Windsor, Berkshire, in April:
This morning's raids represents the next stage in what is a complex and ongoing investigation.
The actions of the people involved in these two offences showed a blatant disregard for the safety of the public and those members of staff at the premises targeted.
Today's arrests show that the Flying Squad will continue to pursue those who choose to commit these types of offences, gathering the necessary intelligence to arrest them and bring them before the courts.
– Detective Inspector Bob Currie, Metropolitan Police
Two men involved in the Selfridges £1.5 million smash and grab raid have been jailed today. Sam Curtin and Connor Groake admitted conspiracy to rob and aggravated vehicle taking at the department store in Oxford Street, London, on June 6.
Curtin was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment and Groake was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment.
Two men have appeared in court to admit their involvement in a million-pound armed raid at Selfridges.
Sam Curtin and Connor Groake admitted conspiracy to rob and aggravated vehicle taking at the department store in Oxford Street on June 6th.
Curtin, 24, appeared at Kingston Crown Court on crutches having broken his leg in a crash on one of the getaway vehicles, a Vespa moped. His co-accused, Groake, 19, was driving the moped, the court heard.
The duo, from Islington, will appear at the same court next Monday to be sentenced for their part in the smash-and-grab attack, in which a six-strong gang dressed in burqas made off with £1 million of luxury watches.
A second man has been charged in connection with a 'smash and grab' raid on London's Selfridges store. A gang dressed in burkhas and carrying axes made off with £1 million worth of luxury watches last Thursday.
Twenty four year old Sam Curtin will appear before magistrates tomorrow, charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and aggravated vehicle taking.
Armed raiders who targeted London's Selfridges store while dressed in burkas fled with £1million worth of luxury watches, police said today. The six-strong gang used the religious dress to disguise themselves and the tools they were carrying during the raid at 8.30pm on Thursday.